.475 Wildey Magnum

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.475 Wildey Magnum
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.44 Auto Mag, .45 Winchester Magnum, .45 Wildey Magnum, .475 Wildey Magnum.
Type Pistol
Place of origin USA
Production history
Designer Winchester
Designed 1977
Manufacturer Wildey
Produced 1979
Specifications
Parent case .284 Winchester
Case type Rebated Rim
Bullet diameter .475 in (12.1 mm)
Neck diameter .493 in (12.5 mm)
Base diameter 12.72 in (323 mm)
Rim diameter 12.01 in (305 mm)
Rim thickness 1.02 in (26 mm)
Case length 1.198 in (30.4 mm)
Overall length 1.575 in (40.0 mm)
Case capacity 38 gr H2O (2.5 cm3)
Primer type LP
Maximum CUP 50,000 CUP
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
250 gr (16 g) SP 1,850 ft/s (560 m/s) 1,900 ft·lbf (2,600 J)
300 gr (19 g) SP 1,610 ft/s (490 m/s) 1,727 ft·lbf (2,341 J)

The .475 Wildey Magnum is a semi-automatic pistol cartridge designed for big game hunting in the Wildey pistol.

History[edit]

The .475 Wildey Magnum was designed to be a hunting round. Cases are formed from .284 Winchester brass with the neck opened to take a .475" bullet, and the length is the same as the .45 Winchester Magnum. Velocity at 100 yards is equivalent to the muzzle velocity of the .44 Magnum.[1][2][3][4]

Popular media[edit]

While not being very common, the .475 Wildey Magnum is most famous for its appearance in Death Wish 3, where the Wildey (chambered for this cartridge) was a signature weapon of Paul Kersey, a character portrayed by Charles Bronson in the Death Wish (film series).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hartink, A.E. (2003). The Complete Encyclopedia of Pistols and Revolvers. Edison, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, Inc. pp. 375–376. ISBN 978-0-7858-1871-7. 
  2. ^ "The Wildey Features:". wildeyguns.com. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "475 Wildey Magnum". reloadbench.com. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  4. ^ ".475 Wildey Magnum Reloading Data". loaddata.com. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 

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